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The Qatar World Cup Semi-Finals represent one of the most exciting sporting events in the world as the “Final Four” surviving nations (out of 32 that made the cut) will be facing each other in a win-or-go-home confrontation in the hopes of making it to the 2022 Qatar World Cup Final game held in at the Lusail Stadium in Doha, Qatar, one week before Christmas, on December 18, 2022. The Qatar World Cup Semi-Finals will be played on Tuesday and Wednesday, December 13 and 14. The first game will take place at the Lusail Iconic Stadium while the second will be played at Al Bayt Stadium in Al Khor, Qatar.

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Qatar World Cup Semi-Finals Betting Odds & Predictions

It’s a tad early to gauge which teams are going to make a deep run into the playoffs, which start with the Round of 16 on Saturday, December 3 while the 2022 Qatar World Cup quarterfinals kick off on Friday, December 9. Will we continue to witness the stunning “European dominance” we have seen over the past 20+ years or will another continent take the crown and grab the World Trophy this time around?

You can click the BET NOW button above or below this article and access the latest odds and predictions from some of the most reputable bookmakers in the industry. The lines will change fast as we approach the Qatar World Cup Semi-Finals and, here at CXSports, we provide you with a complete set of the latest bet predictions for the largest event in world football.

Qatar World Cup Semi-Finals: Team Odds to Make it to the Semis

Just like in the stock market and the financial industry, past performance is never a guarantee of future results, although in recent years, football history has had a strong tendency to repeat itself. Which teams can we expect to see in this year’s Qatar World Cup Semi-Finals?

According to the bookmakers and as of the time of this writing, the top 4 favorites nations to make it to the Qatar World Cup Semi-Finals are: Brazil, England, France, and Argentina. Again, these are paper favorites and a lot can change (and usually does) between now and December 13-14.

Qatar World Cup Semi-Finals: Potential Matchups

Looking at the respective group structure and favorites within each group to make it all the way through to the Qatar World Cup Semi-Finals, here is the list of nations most likely to be playing for a spot in the Final Four. In the first Qatar World Cup Semi-Finals (played on December 13), we would fine either the winners of Group A or C and the winners of Group E or G (Netherlands, Argentina, Spain, and Brazil). If we follow the seedings only, Argentina would play the Netherlands in the quarter-finals and Brazil would play Spain. If Argentina beat the Netherlands and Brazil defeat Spain, we would have a dream matchup of Brazil vs Argentina in the first Qatar World Cup Semi-Finals.

In the second Qatar World Cup Semi-Finals (played on December 14), the most likely survivors (on paper) would be coming out of Group B or D and play the winners of Group F or H. The teams most likely to emerge from within these groups are England, France, Belgium, or Portugal. Then (on paper again), England would play France n the quarter-final stage while Belgium would be playing Portugal. This could line up a mouthwatering game between France and Belgium, respectively ranked #4 and #2 in the FIFA World Rankings, but with France winning two World Cup in the last 24 years (including the one in Russian in 2018) and Belgium none.

Qatar World Cup Semi-Finals Underdogs

The paper predictions are often disturbed by the reality on the field: last minute surprises or shockers, injuries affecting key players, bad form and disappointing outings, etc. There is a long list of reasons as to why some nations may underperform on their way to the Qatar World Cup Semi-Finals. There is also a long list of reasons as to why other nations may outperform and awaken the “underdog within.”

2022 FIFA World Cup Futures: Odds to Win the World Cup

At the time of this writing, the future odds to win the 2022 World Cup in Qatar look as follows. Of course, each team will first have to battle through the Qatar World Cup Semi-Finals before playing the Finals, but here are the 10 nations most likely to win the World Cup according to bookmakers:

#1 Brazil +450

#2 England +500

#3 France +550

#4 Argentina +750

#5 Spain +800

#6 Germany +1100

#7 Belgium +1200

#8 Portugal +1200

#9 Netherlands +1200

#10 Denmark +2500

Clearly, the odds to win the tournament drop dramatically at spot #6 (Germany), so we could consider those nations ranked #6 to #10 as “underdogs” when it comes to winning it all.¬†

2022 FIFA World Cup Futures: Long Shots to Win the World Cup

Now, if we want to identify even further long shots, we’ll need to go beyond the Top 10 nations above and discover some juicy odds if you can stomach the risk that comes with betting on them. Starting at #11 and below, the odds stand at +5000 or lower:

#11 Uruguay +5000

#12 Croatia +5000

#13 Switzerland +8000

#14 Senegal +8000

#15 United States +10000

2022 FIFA World Cup Futures: Worst Odds to Win the World Cup

This list would not be complete if we ignored the “super long shots“, i.e. the extreme outliers that no one believes can make it to the Qatar World Cup Semi-Finals, let alone win the tournament.

#32 (and dead last) Saudi Arabia +75000

#31 Costa Rica +75000

#30 Iran +75000

#29 Tunisia +35000

#28 Qatar (the host country) +35000

2022 Qatar World Cup: The Long Road to the Qatar World Cup Semi-Finals

All kickoff times for these Qatar World Cup Semi-Finals games are CEST, one hour ahead of UK time.

Sunday November 20 – Group A: Qatar vs Ecuador (Al Bayt Stadium, Al Khor; kick-off 17:00 CEST).

Monday November 21 – Group B: England vs Iran (Khalifa International Stadium, Al Rayyan; kick-off 2pm).

Monday November 21 – Group A: Senegal vs Netherlands (Al Thumama Stadium, Al Khor; kick-off 5pm).

Monday November 21 – Group B: USA vs Wales (Ahmed bin Ali Stadium, Al Rayyan; kick-off 8pm).

Tuesday November 22 – Group C: Argentina vs Saudi Arabia (Lusail Iconic Stadium, Lusail; kick-off 11am).

Tuesday November 22 – Group D: Denmark vs Tunisia (Education City Stadium, Al Rayyan; kick-off 2pm).

Tuesday November 22 – Group C: Mexico vs Poland (Stadium 974, Doha; kick-off 5pm).

Tuesday November 22 – Group D: France vs Australia (Al Janoub Stadium, Al Wakrah; kick-off 8pm).

Wednesday November 23 – Group F: Morocco vs Croatia (Al Bayt Stadium, Al Khor; kick-off 11am).

Wednesday November 23 – Group E: Germany vs Japan (Khalifa International Stadium, Al Rayyan; kick-off 2pm).

Wednesday November 23 – Group E: Spain vs Costa Rica (Al Thumama Stadium, Al Khor; kick-off 5pm).

Wednesday November 23 – Group F: Belgium vs Canada (Ahmed bin Ali Stadium, Al Rayyan; kick-off 8pm).

Thursday November 24 – Group G: Switzerland vs Cameroon (Al Janoub Stadium, Al Wakrah; kick-off 11am).

Thursday November 24 – Group H: Uruguay vs South Korea (Education City Stadium, Al Rayyan; kick-off 2pm).

Thursday November 24 – Group H: Portugal vs Ghana (Stadium 974, Doha; kick-off 5pm).

Thursday November 24 – Group G: Brazil vs Serbia (Lusail Iconic Stadium, Lusail; kick-off 8pm).

Friday November 25 – Group B: Wales vs Iran (Ahmed bin Ali Stadium, Al Rayyan; kick-off 11am).

Friday November 25 – Group A: Qatar vs Senegal (Al Thumama Stadium, Al Khor; kick-off 2pm).

Friday November 25 – Group A: Netherlands vs Ecuador (Khalifa International Stadium, Al Rayyan; kick-off 5pm).

Friday November 25 – Group B: England vs USA (Al Bayt Stadium, Al Khor; kick-off 8pm).

Saturday November 26 – Group C: Tunisia vs Australia (Al Janoub Stadium, Al Wakrah; kick-off 11am).

Friday November 25 – Group C: Poland vs Saudi Arabia (Education City Stadium, Al Rayyan; kick-off 2pm).

Friday November 25 – Group D: France vs Denmark (Stadium 974, Doha; kick-off 5pm).

Friday November 25 – Group C: Argentina vs Mexico (Lusail Iconic Stadium, Lusail; kick-off 8pm).

Sunday November 27 – Group E: Japan vs Costa Rica (Ahmed bin Ali Stadium, Al Rayyan; kick-off 11am).

Sunday November 27 – Group F: Belgium vs Morocco (Al Thumama Stadium, Al Khor; kick-off 2pm).

Sunday November 27 – Group F: Croatia vs Canada (Khalifa International Stadium, Al Rayyan; kick-off 5pm).

Sunday November 27 – Group E: Spain vs Germany (Al Bayt Stadium, Al Khor; kick-off 8pm).

Monday November 28 – Group G: Cameroon vs Serbia (Al Janoub Stadium, Al Wakrah; kick-off 11am).

Monday November 28 – Group G: South Korea vs Ghana (Education City Stadium, Al Rayyan; kick-off 2pm).

Monday November 28 – Group H: Brazil vs Switzerland (Stadium 974, Doha; kick-off 5pm).

Monday November 28 – Group H: Portugal vs Uruguay (Lusail Iconic Stadium, Lusail; kick-off 8pm).

Tuesday November 29 – Group A: Netherlands vs Qatar (Al Bayt Stadium, Al Khor; kick-off 4pm).

Tuesday November 29 – Group A: Ecuador vs Senegal (Khalifa International Stadium, Al Rayyan; kick-off 4pm).

Tuesday November 29 – Group B: Wales vs England (Ahmed bin Ali Stadium, Al Rayyan; kick-off 8pm).

Tuesday November 29 – Group B: Iran vs USA (Al Thumama Stadium, Al Khor; kick-off 8pm).

Wednesday November 30 – Group D: Australia vs Denmark (Al Janoub Stadium, Al Wakrah; kick-off 4pm).

Wednesday November 30 – Group D: Tunisia vs France (Education City Stadium, Al Rayyan; kick-off 4pm).

Wednesday November 30 – Group C: Poland vs Argentina (Stadium 974, Doha; kick-off 8pm).

Wednesday November 30 – Group C: Saudi Arabia vs Mexico (Lusail Iconic Stadium, Lusail; kick-off 8pm).

Thursday December 1 – Group F: Croatia vs Belgium (Ahmed bin Ali Stadium, Al Rayyan; kick-off 4pm).

Thursday December 1 – Group F: Canada vs Morocco (Al Thumama Stadium, Al Khor; kick-off 4pm).

Thursday December 1 – Group E: Costa Rica vs Germany (Al Bayt Stadium, Al Khor; kick-off 8pm).

Thursday December 1 – Group E: Japan vs Spain (Khalifa International Stadium, Al Rayyan; kick-off 8pm).

Friday, December 2 – Group G: South Korea vs Portugal (Education City Stadium, Al Rayyan; kick-off 4pm).

Friday, December 2 – Group G: Ghana vs Uruguay (Al Janoub Stadium, Al Wakrah; kick-off 4pm).

Friday, December 2 – Group H: Serbia vs Switzerland (Stadium 974, Doha; kick-off 8pm).

Friday, December 2 – Group H: Cameroon vs Brazil (Lusail Iconic Stadium, Lusail; kick-off 8pm).

2022 Qatar World Cup: Round of 16

This section kicks off the knockout stages that lead to the Qatar World Cup Semi-Finals. 4 of these last 16 teams will eventually be facing each other during the actual Qatar World Cup Semi-Finals game.

Saturday December 3

49 – Winners of Group A vs. Runners-up of Group B (Khalifa International Stadium, Al Rayyan; kick-off 4pm).

50 – Winners of Group C vs. Runners-up of Group D (Ahmed bin Ali Stadium, Al Rayyan; kick-off 8pm).

Sunday December 4

52 – Winners of Group D vs. Runners-up of Group C (Al Thumama Stadium, Doha; kick-off 4pm).

51 – Winners of Group B vs. Runners-up of Group A (Al Bayt Stadium, Al Khor; kick-off 8pm).

Monday December 5

53 – Winners of Group E vs. Runners-up of Group F (Al Janoub Stadium, Al Wakrah; kick-off 4pm).

54 – Winners of Group G vs. Runners-up of Group H (Stadium 974, Doha; kick-off 8pm).

Tuesday December 6

55 – Winners of Group F vs. Runners-up of Group E (Education City Stadium, Al Rayyan; kick-off 4pm).

56 – Winners of Group H vs. Runners-up of Group G (Lusail Iconic Stadium, Lusail; kick-off 4pm).

2022 Qatar World Cup: Quarterfinals

These games will decide which 4 teams remain in the running for the Qatar World Cup Semi-Finals stage.

Friday December 9

58 – Winners of 53 vs. Winners of 54 (Education City Stadium, Al Rayyan; kick-off 4pm).

57 – Winners of 49 vs. Winners of 50 (Lusail Iconic Stadium, Lusail; 4pm).

Saturday December 10

60 – Winners of 55 vs. Winners of 56 (Al Thumama Stadium, Doha; kick-off 4pm).

59 – Winners of 51 vs. Winners of 52 (Al Bayt Stadium, Al Khor; kick-off 8pm).

The 2022 Qatar World Cup Semi-Finals

The winner of each Qatar World Cup Semi-Finals game moves on to the Qatar World Cup Final game.

Tuesday December 13

61 – Winners of 57 vs. Winners of 58 (Lusail Iconic Stadium, Lusail; kick-off 8pm).

Wednesday December 14

62 – Winners of 59 vs. Winners of 60 (Al Bayt Stadium, Al Khor; kick-off 8pm).

Saturday December 17

63 – Third place play-off (Khalifa International Stadium, Al Rayyan; kick-off 4pm).

This game is played between the two nations that lost their semi-finals. Neither one of these two teams will move on to the Qatar World Cup Final.

2022 Qatar World Cup Finals

Sunday December 18

64 – The Qatar World Cup final (Lusail Iconic Stadium, Lusail; kick-off 4pm). The last two surviving teams from the Qatar World Cup Semi-Finals will final meet in the Grand Finals game.

Where in Qatar are these Games Being Played?

A total of 8 stadia spread across the country of Qatar will host these games leading up to the grand Qatar World Cup Semi-Finals and Qatar World Cup Final:

Al Bayt Stadium, a retractable roof football stadium in Al Khor, Qatar. This stadium will also host the 2022 Qatar World Cup Final as well as the Qatar World Cup Semi-Finals.

Khalifa International Stadium, also known as National Stadium, is a multi-purpose stadium in Doha, Qatar.

Al Thumama Stadium, a football stadium in Al Thumama, Qatar.

Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium, a multi-purpose stadium in Al Rayyan, Qatar.

Lusail Stadium or Lusail Iconic Stadium, a football stadium in Lusail, Qatar.

Ras Abu Aboud Stadium aka. Stadium 974, a football stadium in Ras Abu Aboud, Doha, Qatar.

Education City Stadium, a football stadium located in Al Rayyan, Qatar.

Al Janoub Stadium, a retractable roof football stadium in Al-Wakrah, Qatar.

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